3 stringed Bowed Lyres/Jouhikko
Three string open armed Jouhikko/Bowed Lyre
Tuning on Soundcloud D# G# C# but more commonly tuned : (left to right)
f Bb d# with the central string the lowest pitch.
this is the same pitch as Pekko Käppi on his youtube tutor video here:
Horsehair strung Bowed lyres will come with Bow, rosin and hard case £650 for the cherrywood and spruce model, maple fittings, natural or antique finishes (Figured maple version £800 ) Choice of 2 soundhole types(see below) More videos to follow!
The standard tuning is half a step lower which you can also use
Hollowed out and carved Alder, birch, maple.sycamore models available from £1100 including a case and bow
Plans available Why not make your own! see Lyre cd, This is my current design in pdf format plans with information and more.
Or Purchase the Lyre making CD-rom and get the plans included!!
Pictures and more information to follow including Youtube videos.
I am now also offering carved Jouhikkos with partial hand holes as an option. please enquire for details